RESULTS: In The Pursuit Of Knowledge: Asian Art Reference Books Including Selections From The C.T. Loo Library


New York

In The Pursuit Of Knowledge:

Asian Art Reference Books Including Selections From The C.T. Loo Library

 New York – 13 September 2012

Sale no: 2763 – Top Ten

[Sold figures include buyer’s premium. For full details see]






Lots Sold: 129

Lots Offered: 129

Sold by Lot: 100%

Sold by $: 100%

Exchange Rate: £0.62= $1 /  €0.77= $1





Estimate ($)


Purchase Price



Mizuno, Seiichi, and Toshio Nagahiro. Yun-Kang The Buddhist Cave-Temples of the Fifth Century A.D. in North China. Kyoto: Jimbunkagaku Kenkyusho Kyoto University, 1951-1956.

5,000 - 7,000




Asian Private


Great Paintings of the Sung Dynasty. Tokyo: Gakken, 1975.

800 - 1,000




Asian Trade


Umehara Sueji. Shina Kodo Seika, or Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Europe and America. Osaka: Yamanaka & Company, 1933.

10,000 - 15,000




US Private


Umehara Sueji. Nihon Shucho Shina Kodo Seika; Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Japan. Osaka: Yamanaka & Company, 1959-1964.

10,000 - 15,000




Asian Trade


Anesaki, M. Buddhist Art In Its Relation to Buddhist Ideals. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915.

300 - 500




Asian Private


Shina nanga taisei. Ed. Kawai, Senro. Tokyo: Kobunsha, 1935-1936. Chinese.

1,000 - 1,500




Asian Trade


An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades C.T. Loo, Inc. New York: The Gallery Press for Norton Gallery of Art, 1950.

1,000 - 1,500




Asian Private


Porcelain of the National Palace Museum Compiled by the Joint Board of Directors of the National Palace Museum and the National Centrua Museum, Taichun, Taiwan, Republic of China. Hong Kong: Cafa Company Limited, 1961-1963, 1966-1969.

12,000 - 15,000




Asian Private


Illustrated Catalog of the Exceedingly Important Collection of the Imperial Jades and Other Beautiful Objectsof the Late Captain J.F. Peel. New York: N.p., 1912.

4,000 - 6,000




Asian Trade


Sirén, Osvald. Chinese Sculpture from the Fifth to the Fourteenth Century. London: Ernest Benn, Limited, 1925.

2,000 - 3,000




Asian Private



Michael Bass and Noah Kupferman, Co-Heads of Department, Chinese Works of Art, New York, said “Clients fully recognized and seized the opportunity to acquire this rare collection of important reference books, especially selections from the C.T. Loo library.  The achievement of the 100% sold sale emphasized both the emergence of this as a collecting field and the thirst for knowledge and connoisseurship in all aspects of Asian art.”

Press Contact

Sung-Hee Park, 212 636 2680

Date and Location of Next Sale

London, 6 November 2012



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